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While countries across the African continent are working fiercely to address climate change, access to climate finance at scale remains one of the biggest challenges. This blog identifies the key barriers at the same time explores options on how countries can overcome hurdles to climate finance.

Posted on March 18, 2019

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The blog outlines how Ghana will fund development projects through a carbon finance mechanism that is a central feature of a new clean energy programme.

Posted on February 25, 2019

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Resilience scholars and practitioners have long grappled with the issue of how to plan for uncertainty and achieve positive futures for sustainable development. Here are five key insights we can learn from the resilience approach:

Posted on February 14, 2019

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2019 has clearly emerged as a critical year – perhaps an inflection point – as climate change has become “the defining issue of our time”, as the UN Secretary General António Guterres has said. A series of Regional Climate Weeks will kick-start converstations for the Summit in Africa, Latin Amercia and Asia Pacific.

Posted on February 4, 2019

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What role can regions and municipalities play in meeting a country’s climate commitments? This question was put on the table in a recent meeting on subnational climate action in Côte d’Ivoire, which had been co-organized by the UNDP NDC Support Programme, the NDC Partnership and the Assembly of Regions and District of Cote d’Ivoire (ARDCI).

Posted on January 23, 2019